Burns spun a 30-minute speech, prosaic and powerful,...My dictionary says:
having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beautyI have never taken it as a complement.
The full "Saturday Chat" can be found here.
In the mean time, Columnist E J Dionne wrote about a "Different kind of malaise puts Dems on Defensive". Mr Dionne seems to think that the Democrats in DC should go on the offensive, touting their success with the stimulus and the health insurance reform bill and they have just the right bill to fix Wall Street on the front burner and.♠ Per Mr Dionne the Democrats have identified big oil, normally aligned with the Republicans, as the enemy.♥ I guess there is also Afghanistan, the right war.
He then admits the recent NPR poll does show the Democratic incumbents in trouble. Mr Dionne's advice is that it is so bad the Democrats might as well come out of the bunker and go on the offensive. Hunkering down is not going to do it. One Democrat who is following this advice is our own Rep Niki Tsongas. It will be interesting to see if that works.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Well, not really. It is always patch-up work. No matter how smart Rep Barney Frank is, he is never going to keep ahead of the creativity of Wall Street. Wall Street is, these days, about creativity. Is Mr Frank going to kill that creativity?
♥ I guess. However BP did give a lot of money to the Obama campaign.